Outdoor Youth Programs: Administration
(1)Base of operations. An outdoor youth program providing outdoor youth program services in Oregon must have a base of operation or field office in Oregon. The base of operation or field office at a minimum must have the following information immediately available upon the request of the Department licensing coordinator:
(a)Current list of the names of staff and children in care in each field group;
(b)Master map of all outdoor youth program activity areas used by the program in Oregon, copies of which must be made available to the Department licensing coordinator, the land managing agency, and local law enforcement and emergency services upon request;
(c)Copies of each group of children in care’s expeditionary route with its schedule and itinerary, copies of which must be made available to the Department, the land managing agency and local law enforcement and emergency services upon request;
(d)Current logs of communications with each field group of children in care away from the base of operations; and
(e)Emergency response plan that is reviewed annually (as described in OAR 413-215-0936 (Outdoor Youth Programs: Safety)(2)).
(2)Child in care file requirements. The base of operations for an outdoor youth program must have a file on each child in care in the program, which includes:
(a)Legal guardian identification, contact information, and custody status of child in care;
(b)Emergency contact information for the legal guardian or guardians of the child in care which provides for contact with the parent or legal guardian at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
(c)Demographics including, but not limited to name, gender, date of birth, and previous address;
(d)Eligibility and exclusionary criteria, including the basis for admission of the child in care into the program;
(f)Authorization for medical treatment; and
(g)Legal guardian consent for the outdoor youth program to treat the child in care with the specific interventions used by the program and to confiscate contraband found in the child in care’s possession.
(3)Proof of compliance. An outdoor youth program which operates in Oregon must comply with the federal, state, local, and land managing agency regulations in the operations area and must maintain proof of compliance at the base of operations.
Rule 413-215-0916 — Outdoor Youth Programs: Administration,